THACKLEY have been making the most of their games in hand over the past six weeks, as they inch further away from relegation danger in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

They were unbeaten in the league in November and their last game, away to Bridlington Town a fortnight ago, saw them trounce their seaside hosts 4-0.

They are nine points clear of the relegation zone now, but they face a tricky clash at home to second-placed Penistone Church tomorrow, with their opponents having the best goal difference of any side in the division.

Liversedge have 17 points like Thackley, but have played two games more. They host Garforth Town, and could close to within a point of their opponents with victory.

Garforth established that four-point gap after beating Albion Sports 3-2 last weekend, in one of the few NCEL Premier Division games to survive the atrocious weather conditions.

Albion, who remarkably also have 17 points, will look to bounce back from that narrow defeat with a home win over mid-table Maltby Main.

Eccleshill United complete the quartet of home games for Bradford clubs in the division, and having won four of their last five league games, they will expect to emerge victorious at home against an inconsistent Athersley Recreation side.

Campion remain top of Division One, despite being without a game in three weeks, and they face a tough home test on their return to action, against promotion rivals Dronfield Town.

Silsden's last Hallmark Security League Premier Division match was abandoned due to floodlight failure at Squires Gate, so they will hope for a full 90 minutes and a win at Ashton Athletic, who are playing their third of seven successive home matches.

Steeton lost 4-2 in a thriller at home to Avro in the First Division North on Wednesday but they should bounce back with an away win at second-bottom Daisy Hill.

Farsley Celtic are in an excellent position in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, sitting third but with several games in hand over the teams above, Nantwich Town and Scarborough Athletic.

They visit struggling Marine tomorrow, so should have little trouble maintaining the pressure on the leaders.

In the Evo-Stik East, Brighouse Town saw their clash with title rivals Morpeth called off at the last minute last week, so they will hope to put that disappointment behind them with a win at struggling Gresley.